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Old 2 Jul 2014, 01:29 (Ref:3429239)   #1
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Tailem Bend Circuit?

I have seen speculation about a new circuit at Tailem Bend in SA.

I understand it was Mitsubishi's testing ground.

Does anyone have anything definite on this?

What facilities are there now? How far is it from Adelaide?
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Old 2 Jul 2014, 02:16 (Ref:3429251)   #2
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I have seen speculation about a new circuit at Tailem Bend in SA.

I understand it was Mitsubishi's testing ground.

Does anyone have anything definite on this?

What facilities are there now? How far is it from Adelaide?
Tailem Bend, south east of Adelaide:

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place...628efb90?hl=en
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Old 2 Jul 2014, 06:53 (Ref:3429325)   #4
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Clearly wasn't hard on gearboxes - as many an owner of early Magnas could attest to.
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Old 2 Jul 2014, 08:06 (Ref:3429335)   #5
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Clearly wasn't hard on gearboxes - as many an owner of early Magnas could attest to.
Couldnt have been hard on steering either, with so many early Magnas coming out of the Tonsley Park factory without power assistance..
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Old 2 Jul 2014, 11:51 (Ref:3429431)   #6
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I have seen speculation about a new circuit at Tailem Bend in SA.

I understand it was Mitsubishi's testing ground.

Does anyone have anything definite on this?

What facilities are there now? How far is it from Adelaide?
It is a little over 1 hour from adelaide, and the facility's there now are very run down.
The shahin family ( that own the bp on the run service stations)have purchased and have massive plans for the site. They also happen to be fanatical Motorsport enthusiasts having lots of exotic cars including a McLaren that gets used for targa type events.
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Old 2 Jul 2014, 15:42 (Ref:3429517)   #7
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I saw more detailed plans in the past, can't remember where I saw them now, but it looks like it has some potential.
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Old 4 Jul 2014, 09:02 (Ref:3430188)   #8
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As an aside but related, can any of the locals tell me what has happened to Adelaide International Raceway?

Is it still in existence? Does it operate?
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As an aside but related, can any of the locals tell me what has happened to Adelaide International Raceway?

Is it still in existence? Does it operate?
http://www.adelaideraceway.com.au/
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Old 6 Jul 2014, 01:51 (Ref:3430729)   #10
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Doesn't appear to be much happening at AIR circuit racing wise by that link.
Tailem Bend looks like it might be pretty good.
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Directing me to their website doesn't rally help

What I was after was some real local knowledge
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Old 7 Jul 2014, 00:37 (Ref:3431196)   #12
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Clearly wasn't hard on gearboxes - as many an owner of early Magnas could attest to.
Circuit will not be using he old test facilities, it will be new, he old stuff will be left or other events, rally, autocross, kahna, maybe sprints, that sort of thing
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What I was after was some real local knowledge
Whilst not a lot of knowledge, Racing Onn are running drag racing at AIR. There was still some private ride days out there using the circuit but I think even they are no longer running these days at least at AIR
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They tried to resurface the road course at AIR several years ago and hit water table problems followed by the Jane family going to war with each other which stopped anything happening at AIR & Calder.
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